Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacant Position: Finance Assistant

Industry: Non-Profit

Location: Nairobi

Salary: Competitive

Our client is an established world-wide Non-Profit organization operating in over 240 countries and territories to make sure that everyone who wants to can access and engage with religious books.

They are looking to hire a Finance Assistant to support the Finance & Admin Manager in delivering the accounting and local statutory.

The role will primarily comprise transaction processing for invoices and expenses, together with some reconciliations and reporting.


·  Responsibility for processing & paying supplier invoices in an accurate and timely manner.

·  Ensuring that proper authorization procedures are followed before payments are made.

·  Responsibility for processing & paying staff expense claims for both credit card and cash claims in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.

·  Perform monthly bank reconciliations on or before the stipulated deadline.

·  Reviewing and monitoring bank balances as well as projecting cash flow needs and requesting bank account refills from head office.

·  Petty cash management.

·  Payroll support by filing of statutory returns and payment of other payroll deductions to the relevant bodies in an accurate and timely manner.

·  Recording rental income and maintaining rental schedules for tenants. Monitor rent debtors and assist in debt collection.

·  Monitor operational costs and advise on cost management.

·  Supporting the Kenyan accounts audit process by providing support as may be required.

·  Any other duties as required by the Finance & Administration Manager.


·  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounts accountancy or related field.

·  Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably in a SME or audit firm would be desirable

·  CPA (K) and or ACCA is required

·  Member of a professional body e.g. CPA (K), ISACA and ICPAK will be an added advantage.

·  Proven experience in a busy accounting office in the local and/or international financial Environment, including accounting, reporting, and compliance especially with local (Kenyan) tax laws e.g. VAT Exemption, Withholding tax, etc.

·  Experience working with I-tax, NHIF byproduct, and the NSSF portal.

·  Knowledge of and experience with Accounting software packages.

·  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

·  Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and a strong team player.

·  Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to effectively prioritize work.

·  Critical, analytical, and creative thinking to identify and solve problems.

·  High transaction processing speed coupled with demonstrable self-time management skills due to volume of payments handled.

·  High degree of self-initiative to handle varying situations presented by the inter-cultural nature of the work especially when dealing with suppliers and staff from other countries.

·  Experience of operating in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity to different world views and diverse contexts.

·  Comfortable working in a Christian organization with sensitivity to the breadth of church support that UBS enjoys.

·  Self-motivated, with enough personal confidence to be open to continuous learning and development.

·  Emotional intelligence and personal resilience, able to manage one’s own emotions and behaviours, particularly through times of change.

·  Evidence of ability to work in a team and is motivated to adhere to commitments and keep strict deadlines

·  Experience of working with global networked teams, and a track record in using all available communication tools in the context of a dispersed staff team.

·  Experience of using Zoom, Google meet and other Google suite applications.

·  Ability to manage own workload and work in a virtual team.

·  Candidates who can join immediately are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Finance Assistant – NPO) to by 21st November 2022.